inflatable flash diffuser

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inflatable flash diffuser

http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-Universal-Diffuser-Olympus-External/dp/B001U568NW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1302309020&sr=8-4

Is this worth it? I am not looking to spend a ton of money. just wondering if this will help at all with harshness of flash

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Flash diffusers will help some - but what will really help is getting the flash off of the camera. Smile

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I try to not use flash but on cloudy days have a hard time in the house. And I can't afford one of those separate flashes. I guess it us a start!

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I have a lightscoop (http://www.lightscoop.com/) and love it for low light snaps The customer service is great too!

ETA: Oops, I didn't realize you meant for an off camera flash.... If you are using a speedlite wouldn't you just bounce it?

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OOOH Beth thank you for sharing that link, that looks great!!! I want one! Smile

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I want one too! Sadly, they don't support my camera, but that looks like an awesome idea!

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"maricopamom3" wrote:

I have a lightscoop (http://www.lightscoop.com/) and love it for low light snaps The customer service is great too!

ETA: Oops, I didn't realize you meant for an off camera flash.... If you are using a speedlite wouldn't you just bounce it?

Beth, this is awesome! I've been really wanting a speedlight, but the funds just aren't there right now (and, if they were, I'd go for a new lens first!). This would be a great interim alternative.

And, to the OP, you'll have to go for something like this. The diffuser you linked to is strictly for a speedlight, and if I'm reading your posts correctly, you only have an onboard flash.

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This is the one I have. It helps to soften the harsh flash (even if used directly on the subject). I have never seen the one you posted, interesting idea, though.